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Genetic mutations aren’t the only thing that can keep a protein called PTEN from doing its tumor-suppressing job.
There's a new actor on the embryology stage: the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.
Cells are the basic unit of a living organism.
Stem cells are different from all other cells in our body because they retain the remarkable genetic plasticity to self-renew indefinitely as well as develop into cell types with more specialized functions.
Many of us don't know the difference between brown fat cells and white fat cells. But researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are looking at brown fat cells to better understand how they develop.
Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have for the first time visualized the molecular changes in a critical cell death protein that force cells to die.
The human body contains immune cells programmed to fight cancer and viral infections, but they often have short lifespans and are not numerous enough to overcome attacks by particularly aggressive malignancies or invasions.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified how cells know which way up they need to be.
The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...